Switched on the TV to see Toy Story showing on channel 5. Can’t believe how old it looks; the graphics, the animation, the general story and the vague memory of watching it when I was four years old. That’s right, it came out in 1995! Mad to think that the latest instalment was only released last year.
Fifteen years later, however, it is still brilliant. And actually hilarious; witty, clever, ironic and, at the time, completely revolutionary. It was Disney Pixar’s first full-length feature film and has since paved the way for other great animated children’s films such as Monsters, Inc., A Bug’s Life, Cars and Up. Yet these aren’t just kid’s films. I clearly remember my dad laughing with tears in his eyes at some parts of Toy Story and when the third film came out last year the cinema was filled with just as many adults as children, if not more to be honest. There seems to be a universal appeal with Pixar creations; they’re funny, interesting and heart-warming movies that it seems no-one can resist, no matter what age they are.
I’m sure the wonderful people at Pixar have plenty more outstanding ideas up their sleeves but, for me, the original Toy Story will always be my favourite. The way I see it, it’s a classic that will live on for many generations.